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Accounts Payable Team Leader

Salary Details:
08 Mar 2024
About The Role

Working within Ecotricity’s Group Finance operation, the objective of this position is to take lead of the accounts payable section. This is a challenging & exciting role which manages a small team of 5.  It requires the post holder to work within strict timelines, providing strong customer service and an awareness of regulation compliance.


This role will report into the Accounts Payable Manager who is responsible for managing accounts payable and payment processing.

Working within Finance you will be multi skilled and flexible; able to be reactive within a fast-paced office environment with fluctuating workloads. You will be positive and keen to learn with a can-do attitude. The department is very friendly but extremely professional in its approach to dealing with a high-volume workload.

In addition to the core responsibilities you may be responsible for undertaking other project-based work as the need arises from across Ecotricity group – all aimed at delivering a high and consistent quality of service to Ecotricity customers.

Core Responsibilities – Supervisory tasks

  • Responsible for all aspects of the purchase ledger & to be the first escalation point of contact for the team and our customers.
  • Additional responsibilities include expenses, bank reconciliations and ad hoc support to the AR department.
  • Managing the checking, chasing and obtaining authorisation of invoices
  • Managing the team’s workload of coding, batching and inputting invoices onto Workday
  • Supplier account reconciliation
  • Checking and authorising of payment runs – weekly and ad hoc
  • Ensuring the completion of banking, completion of invoices and other ad hoc duties are carried out by the team in a timely way to meet month end requirements.
  • Ensure the timely completion of month end bank reconciliations
  • Checking for accuracy within the purchase ledger including Intercompany & Ad-Hoc invoicing
  • Oversee the Quarterly self-billing invoices for Microtricity & Intercompany Management charges
  • Supervising the staff expenses process
  • General ledger account reconciliation

Additional Responsibilities

  • Working closely with all staff in the finance team and assisting with any ad-hoc queries as they arise
  • Purchase Orders querying and education of staff outside of Finance
  • Providing cover for other payment processing team leaders in their absence
  • Provision of reporting documentation for individual and team performance
  • Carrying out of regular 1:1 meetings and performance reviews with team.
  • Any other ad-hoc duties as requested by Manager or Head of Department
About You

Skill Set Required

  • Excellent understanding of accounts and general ledger
  • Good experience of expense coding & VAT
  • Liaison with industry participants, industry bodies and external customers
  • Ability to build rapport
  • Confident and professional telephone manner
  • Excellent attention to detail and investigative skills
  • High level of numeracy, accuracy and problem-solving ability
  • Good computer literacy; adept with Microsoft Office and experience of bespoke software packages
  • Ability to organise workload and multiple priorities

Specific Knowledge Required

  • Experience in working in a busy finance department
  • Experience of leading small/medium size teams
  • In-depth knowledge of purchase ledger processing

Specific Knowledge Desired

  • Workday processing experience
  • Qualified to AAT level 3
  • Power Query / Power BI understanding / knowledge
About Us

What's in it for you...

Healthcare plan, life assurance and generous pension contribution
Volunteering day
Hybrid working
Various company discounts (including shops, days out and events)
Holiday of 25 days (plus bank holidays) & ability to buy/sell days
Cycle to work scheme, car pooling and onsite parking available

As a valued member of the team you will be supporting the Group Environmental policy and its associated targets to make the Green Britain Group net carbon neutral by 2025

Flexibility statement

The fast moving nature of the company's business means that from time to time you may be asked to perform duties or tasks outside of your original job description on an ad hoc basis. This allows the company to use it's people in the best possible way at all times and helps the employees to make make their contribution in a changing environment. 

Ecotricity is Britain's greenest energy company. When we started back in 1995, we were the first company in the world to provide a new kind of electricity- the green kind.

Our mission was, and remains, to change the way energy is made and used in Britain- by replacing fossil fuels with clean, renewable energy.

We don't just supply green energy, we use the money from our customers' bills to make it ourselves too- we build windmills and sun parks in Britain. We call this 'bills in to mills'. In 2021, we started work on building two new solar parks, and now, in 2023, we're bringing geothermal energy to our customers' fuel mix, a first in the UK. We're also developing green gas mills which will generate 100% green gas from a source that we will never run out of- grass.

We don't just focus on energy though- we built Electric Highways, Britain's leading network of electric vehicle charging points, we helped Forest Green Rovers become the greenest football club in the world, and, in partnership with RSPB, we launched Britain's greenest mobile phone service, Ecotalk.

Ecotricity is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to providing equality for all.